35 Types of Friends We All Have or Have Had ...


35 Types of Friends We All Have or Have Had ...
35 Types of Friends We All Have or Have Had ...

All the friendships we enjoy enrich our lives – even the not so great ones or those that turn sour. Friends are a joy – they support you, are there to have fun with, learn with and from, and weave their mark in the tapestry of your life. And because there are many types of friends, that tapestry is an eclectic concoction indeed!

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The Drama Queen

The Drama Queen There is never a dull moment when this friend is around; every little thing that happens is immediately turned in to a full drama!


The Drama Queen is a friend that is always looking to create drama and excitement in any situation. They are the life of the party, and love to be the center of attention. They are always ready to share their opinion and give advice, even when it’s not asked for. They are the first to offer help and guidance, and they will always be there for you when you need a shoulder to cry on.

The Drama Queen has a knack for making any situation more interesting. They are the ones that can turn a boring afternoon into a thrilling adventure. They can take a mundane conversation and turn it into a heated debate. They are always the first to jump into any situation, and the last to leave.

The Drama Queen loves to be the center of attention and they often take over conversations. They are not afraid to speak their mind and will often say things that others may not want to hear. They are not afraid of confrontation and will always stand up for what they believe in.


The Agony Aunt

The Agony Aunt The friend who is always there to help solve your problems, whether its family related, romance related, work related or just general life frustration!


The Agony Aunt is the friend who is always there to listen and offer advice and support. They are the friends we turn to when we need help navigating the complexities of life. They are the ones who are always ready to lend a sympathetic ear and provide advice on family, romance, work, and other life issues. They are the ones who give us the courage to face our problems head on and the strength to make the right decisions. The Agony Aunt is the friend who is always there for us, no matter what.

Frequently asked questions

There are many types of friends you might have, such as the childhood friend you've known forever, the wise mentor type who gives great advice, the fun-loving party friend, the friend who is always there to listen, or the adventurous friend who's always up for trying new things.

Yes, it's perfectly normal! Different friends often fulfill different roles in our lives, and it's okay to enjoy various activities with them or turn to them for different reasons.

Absolutely! People are multifaceted, so your friends can definitely represent more than one type. You might have a friend who's both a great advisor and an excellent party companion.

Categorizing friends into types can help us understand our relationships better and appreciate the unique value each friend brings to our life.

Yes, it's okay. The quality of friendships is often more important than the quantity. Having a few close friends can be just as fulfilling as having many acquaintances.


The Smarty Pants

The Smarty Pants The friend who was always the star pupil at school and has continued that excellence in to their adult life. There isn’t a single thing that they don’t know!


This friend's brain is like a well-oiled trivia machine, bursting with fun facts and smart quips that leave you in awe. They're the go-to pal when you're facing a brain teaser or need a lifeline during game night. You can always count on them to have the answer, whether it's the latest scientific discovery or an obscure historical fact. Their thirst for knowledge is insatiable, and they inspire you to brush up on your Jeopardy skills. Who knows? Thanks to them, you might just become the next whiz at your weekly pub quiz.


The Mean Girl

The Mean Girl We all have that friend that can be a total Regina George when she wants to be, not to you, of course, but definitely to other people!


The Clumsy One

The Clumsy One The female species is supposedly the most demure and graceful of the two, but if this friend is anything to go by, that may not be the truth!


The Romantic One

The Romantic One Similar to Charlotte in Sex And The City, this friend has been planning their wedding since they were 10 and cannot talk about anything other than romance!


The Daring One

The Daring One This friend is always the first in line for the rollercoaster at amusement parks and can be found signing up for crazy things like bungee jumps and sky diving.


They live for the rush, a thrill-seeker at heart, and their spontaneity is contagious. While you're hemming and hawing over the safety harnesses, they've already made friends with the instructors and are plotting their next adventure. Thanks to them, your phone is filled with epic selfies from the highest peaks and the deepest seas. They inspire you to step outside your comfort zone, even if that means occasionally you’re holding their bags while they flip through the air.


The Responsible One

The Responsible One She's the mum of the friendship group. She nags you to be responsible. But then sometimes, she bakes a batch of cookies.


She always knows when you have a doctor’s appointment before you do and reminds you to bring a sweater, just in case. Although her advice might sometimes feel overbearing, it comes from a place of love and genuine care. When you're out late, she's the one texting to make sure you get home safe. And when your life is a bit of a mess, she's there with a cup of tea, ready to help you sort it out. Her kitchen is your go-to comfort zone, and those carefully crafted cookies? They're just a bonus.


The Poser

The Poser Everybody has (or had) that one friend who liked nothing better than to get her pout on in front of the cameras. Selfie queen!


The Poser is the friend who always seems to be ready for a photo op. She loves to strike a pose and make sure she looks perfect in every picture. You can always count on her to have her phone out and ready to snap a selfie at any given moment. She's the queen of filters and knows all the best angles to make herself look flawless. While some may find her constant need for photos annoying, she just can't resist capturing every moment. But hey, at least you'll never have a shortage of pictures to choose from for your next Instagram post.


The Sister

The Sister If you are lucky enough to have a sister, they become a special, irreplaceable part of friendship group.


Having a sister can be a special and unique bond that many people cherish. Sisters can provide a source of support, comfort, and understanding that a friend may not be able to provide. Sisters can be a great source of advice and can help you navigate through difficult times. They can also be a source of fun and laughter, a confidant to share secrets and stories with, and someone to share your joys and successes with. Sisters can be an invaluable part of a friendship group, offering the kind of support and understanding that can be hard to find elsewhere.


The Shy One

The Shy One Every friendship group has that one friend who is just as loved as everybody else, but tends to take a backseat and stays more reserved than the others.


This member of your squad might not always be the life of the party, but their quiet presence is a comfortable constant. They listen more than they speak, offering thoughtful advice only when asked. Though they might blend into the background at larger social gatherings, don’t underestimate their loyalty or their keen observation skills. When you need a genuine heart-to-heart, the shy one is often the best at providing a non-judgmental ear and a soothing word to ease your worries.


The Damsel in Distress One

The Damsel in Distress One She always asks for help. With EVERYTHING. You know at heart she's lazy and needs to get your act together!


Italic_She bats her eyelashes,Italic you drop everything to come to her rescue. From moving her furniture to figuring out her new phone, she's got you on speed dial. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but sometimes it seems like she's taking advantage of your good nature. A quick tap on her social media, and you'll see a pattern of distress signals sent out to her entire friend circle. It's high time she learned some independence, otherwise, you might just need a rescue from her SOS calls!


The Healthy One

The Healthy One Whilst you just want to chill and eat some junk food whilst watching Netflix, this friend will always be persuading you to join her for a run or some sort of gym class.


This friend is all about the kale smoothies and quinoa salads, and there's a good chance she's introduced you to at least one wellness trend that you secretly liked. Admittedly, hanging out with her might have you considering the merits of a detox weekend. She's probably standing by with a yoga mat under one arm and a bottle of water infused with lemon, cucumber, and mint in the other, ready to convert your lazy Sunday into an impromptu workout session. Her energy is both exhausting and inspiring—and hey, a little health kick might not be the worst idea.


The Passed out One

The Passed out One There is always one friend that no matter how hard she tries, can never work out her limits and ends up being carried out of the party!


Over-indulgence is her middle name, and though she vows to stay in her lane with each celebration, resilience to party pressures isn't her strong suit. You'll find her swooning to the music one minute and the next she's draped over a couch like a forgotten coat. It's an unwritten rule that someone has to keep an eye on her, ensuring she's safe while sipping on too much bubbly. We love her charm, but boy, do we wish she learned the art of -"just one drink".


The Skinny One

The Skinny One No matter you like to eat when you are all together hanging out, there is always that one skinny friend who can indulge all night and not gain a pound!


The Gossipy One

The Gossipy One Don't tell her your secrets because they will not stay secret for long. Gossip fuels her system, and it’s the air she breathes. Not someone you trust with anything!


She's the ultimate information hub in your social circle – any drama, big or small, passes through her like a hot knife through butter. Keeping up with everyone's business often overshadows the importance of confidentiality in her book. Tread carefully; while her treasure trove of tales can be entertaining, it could also include chapters from your own life story. Remember, when she's whispering the latest news, chances are she's got some dirt on you too. Discretion advised.


The Hungry One

The Hungry One She raids your fridge, cupboard and fruit basket every time she comes over. After her visit you have to go to the supermarket to stock up for the return of Hurricane Foodie.


The Wild Thing

The Wild Thing Do you find yourself repeatedly getting in to all sorts of trouble thanks to the one friend every time? You’ve got yourself a definite wild thing right there.


The Talker

The Talker We all have that one friend who can talk until the cows come home. Sometimes she’s handy to have around, other times you just want some peace and quiet!


This gabby pal has the scoop on everything from celebrity gossip to the latest in personal development. Their animated stories can be a lifeline during dull moments. Yet, navigating a word in edgewise can feel like a game show challenge. You love their enthusiasm, but sometimes a subtle hint—or a less subtle text—might be necessary to schedule your own verbal solos. Just remember, in a group setting, The Talker often shines as the unofficial entertainer, keeping awkward silences at bay.


The Listening One

The Listening One You can vent and she hears you. And never judges. She has the patience of a saint. She cares and is always there for you.


The Always Broke One

The Always Broke One The one who never has enough money when it comes to splitting the bill but was knocking back cocktails while the rest drank soda.


The Loyal One

The Loyal One No matter what, no matter when, she'll always be there for you. This friend has your back.


She's the one who knows all your secrets, yet never judges. Always ready to pick up the phone at 3 AM or drop everything to help you out of a bind. You can count on her like you would family – perhaps even more so. Her unwavering support feels almost like a superpower, getting you through thick and thin. She embodies the essence of true friendship, and with her by your side, you're never truly alone. She's not just a friend; she's the rock-solid ally we all treasure.


The Sassy One

The Sassy One We all have that one sassy friend who tells it like it is and is always equipped with a fierce one liner or two.


The Optimistic One

The Optimistic One The optimistic friend sees the best in everything and provides some much needed balance in the group against the pessimistic one!


The Clingy One

The Clingy One You know the one - the girl who insists on being your BFF from the moment you meet. And is seemingly there every waking moment.


Whether you’re grabbing coffee or checking your mail, she’s always just a heartbeat away. Her messages flood your inbox before you even start your day. Some may find her constant companionship endearing, while others might feel suffocated by her unyielding presence. But even if her attachment style is a tad intense, she’s often the one who’s there when you need a quick favor or a shoulder to cry on. Her loyal nature can't be denied, even if setting boundaries might be necessary for your own sanity.


The Crude One

The Crude One Every group has that friend that always takes things too far, and if you don’t think you do, then it’s probably you!


This is the pal who hasn't quite figured out the line between edgy humor and just plain offensive. They're the masters of the eyebrow-raising joke at the dinner table, and they've got a knack for making the room go silent with their "did-they-just-say-that" comments. Bless their hearts, though, because they're often just trying to get a laugh. But, heads up, you might find yourself doing some damage control after their wild antics at gatherings. If laughing awkwardly was an Olympic sport, you’d be taking home the gold thanks to them.


The Pessimistic One

The Pessimistic One We all that one friend who can’t help but see the worst in every situation. It might have been a cute look on Eeyore, but it gets tiresome!


This ever-so-gloomy pal is the master at dampening spirits, always ready with a cloud to cast over the sunniest of days. Think Debbie Downer with a never-ending stream of "What if it goes wrong?" They can make a hangout feel like a scene cut straight from the most melodramatic of films. You love them, but sometimes you just wish you could sprinkle a bit extra glitter on their day to brighten things up. Still, there they are – ever the realist, or so they claim. A walking, talking raincheck on your parade of positive vibes.


The ‘I Told You so’ One

The ‘I Told You so’ One Usually the first to have a child in the group, the ‘I told you so” friend loves nothing more than to be proved right.


They've read every parenting book and blog under the sun. Singing the praises of routines and organic baby food, they’ve been there and done that. No matter the situation—sleep training woes, potty-training triumphs, or temper tantrum tactics—expect a knowing nod and the inevitable, “I warned you about sugar after 6 PM.” While it can be mildly annoying at times, this friend's heart is golden. Deep down, they just want to share their hard-earned wisdom, saving you from the same spit-up covered lessons they learned the hard way. Plus, they're your go-to encyclopedia for all things kiddo-related.


The Calorie Counter

The Calorie Counter This is the friend who, when you go out to a restaurant, will always choose the healthiest option rather than the one they really want!


The Fangirl

The Fangirl Your friend is obsessed, like totally obsessed by the object of her fangirling. It's fun to watch how far she will take it but can become kinda tedious too.


The Heart Broken One

The Heart Broken One There is always one friend who just cannot seem to keep a relationship going, leading to a state of perpetual heartbreak.


The Perpetually Single One

The Perpetually Single One This friend is the one who is perfectly happy to be single whilst the rest of you are diving head first in to relationships.


The Flake

The Flake The flakey friend is the one who is always cancelling plans at the very last minute; it’s so annoying!


The Flake is one of the most common types of friends we all have or have had. They're the ones who always bail on plans at the last minute and leave you feeling frustrated and disappointed. They often have good intentions but their lack of commitment can be hard to deal with. They may be unreliable and unpredictable, but they can also be spontaneous and fun. It's important to set boundaries with them and make sure you don't rely on them for important plans. With a little patience and understanding, they can be a great friend and bring a lot of joy to your life.


The Golddigger

The Golddigger Money is all she talks about. If you can’t afford to spend a ton of cash just for the privilege of hanging out with her at some exclusive joint, she’ll drop you like a hot potato.



The BEST FRIEND The most important friend of all is the best friend, because without your BFF, you’re not complete!

I'm sure there are more that I haven't included. Which do you think I've missed?

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I have some friends who are more then one of these.

Nice article but still keep your circle small hey

Haha so true😂

Love it. 

That moment when you see yourself in more than one of this lol


I've had all of these

I guess many women will have a lot of these friend types through their lifetimes. 

I've had a few of these, but lost contact with most of my friends after high school finished. 😔

I feel like i'm all of them at some point xd

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